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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Tri-Cities Hometown Throwdown #2 Gets Some More Press!

It has been a lot of fun partnering with the Elizabethton Star as our media sponsor for the event.  They put some good “spin” on their reports of the events!  Check out the full story by clicking on images below: The Tri-Cities Hometown Throwdown #3 Event coverage is coming soon… Stay tuned for additional event details [...]

Help Emily Jackson Get a Grant for Her Africa Project

Emily has been working on this project for a couple of years now.  It is a very worthy effort and deserves our support.  Please follow the instructions below & log onto the NAU web page with this link to Vote/Rate for her “Grant for Change”: http://www.nau.com/collective/grant-for-change/emily-jackson-670.html If you do not have an account you will [...]

Fox News & Friends Interviews Tyler Brandt

Fox News & Friend show did a great interview with Taylor Brandt about his world record waterfall descent.  Check out the 4 minute video coverage with the link below: Free Fallin’ 22-year-old kayaker sets world record for waterfall plunge  

New 2010 JK Super Star & Mon-Star join the J.A.W. Fleet!!!

All I have to say is YES!!!  This is the day I have been waiting for since the news of the new Star design.  I can’t wait to get home to check out the new boats.  Come see these new boats and the rest of the J.A.W. fleet this evening @ the DBO Men’s Night [...]

Noli Death Sparks Interesting News Story

The swimming death that occurred at Big Rock this past weekend sparked an interesting story from our local News Channel 11 media group.  Check out the full story with the link below: http://www2.tricities.com/tri/sports/other/article/river_of_death1/29684/ Alchohal and not wearing a PFD was the major cause of this incident.  Please keep safety 1st with any activity on the river!

MSN’s Home Page has A-List Hot Topic on Kayaking Today!

I just happened to catch this story on MSN’s home page this morning: Kayaking over waterfalls, more In honor of the X Games, we look at people doing extreme sports, like kayaking over waterfalls, scaling giant icebergs and other death-defying stunts. It is nice to see that our sport is getting some coverage by some big [...]

Tyler Brandt’s World Record Waterfall Descent on ABC’s GMA

Check out the news coverage and video with this link below: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=8189781&page=1 Congrats to Tyler for this awesome feat!  Who’s going to break the 200′ mark now?

J.A.W. Demo @ Diamond Brand Outdoors Men’s Night

Come join us and check out the new 2010 Stars and the other 2009 J.A.W. fleet boats! Men’s Night, Thursday, July 30th, 7-9pm Calling all guys! Join us for an evening of beer and brats with presentations by leading Whitewater experts. Games will include throw rope competition and “Pin the ear and nose plugs on [...]

A Good Paddling Pal has Passed Away‏

I come bearing some bad news today that I just wanted to share with you and ask that you lift up in prayer.  A fellow paddling friend of mine (Jack Stiles – AKA “Kayak Jack”) had a massive heart attack yesterday while working at an oil rig in Arkansas.  He was pronounced dead during transit to the [...]

Tri-Cities Noli HTTD #3 @ Big Rock Today!

The U.S.G.S. Nolichucky Guage reads 514 C.F.S. @ 8:30 A.M.  The hole will be sticky today and make for a good show.  All systems go to throwdown!!  See you on the river!